Sword w/scabbard

Object Number: 
1951.399ab
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Steel, brass, ivory, enamel, gilding; brass, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 5/8 x 4 5/8 x 1 in. ( 90.5 x 11.7 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
etched: on reverse of blade: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" on banner (part of eagle insignia)
Description: 
Sword with curved, single-edged steel blade with broad fuller extending from hilt to within 7 inches of point; upper half of blade is decorated on obverse and reverse with etched designs on a ground of blue enamel and gilding; gilded brass stirrup hilt with rectangular knuckle-bow with concave corners cast in one piece with narrow counter-guard with pagoda-like langets and quillon with disk finial; sides of knuckle-bow, edges of counter-guard, and ferrule as base of grip decorated with Greek key design; ivory grip carved with chevrons and cross-hatching; bird's head pommel with backstrap; gilded brass scabbard with two carrying rings, with obverse engraved with Pyramid and Sphinx, Greek key and foliate designs, and other decorative motifs.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group